Kerala welcomes the first batch comprising seven girls from Kerala, two from Bihar and one from Uttar Pradesh.
Three years after Sainik School, Chhingchhip, Mizoram, became the first in the country to admit girl cadets, Sainik School, Kazhakkuttam, the sole Sainik School in Kerala, has admitted its first batch of girl students.
The students took admission to the school, after clearing the All India Sainik School Entrance Examination 2021 for Class VI and Class IX.
Bal Swaraj Portal
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has devised an online tracking portal “Bal Swaraj (COVID-Care)” for children in need of care and protection.
This portal is aimed at tracking the children affected by COVID-19 right from the production of children before the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) to the restoration of the children to their parent, guardian, or relative and its subsequent follow-up.
Bal Swaraj-COVID-Care will help with the Empowerment of COVID Affected Children, proving them with necessary financial and educational support.
Center enters Agreement with Niki Group
The Central government entered into a one-year ceasefire agreement with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (K) Niki Group.
More than 200 cadres of the outfit, with 83 weapons, have joined the peace process.
The agreed ceasefire ground rules were signed.
This move would boost the Naga peace process and aims for an insurgency-free and prosperous northeast.
Production-linked incentive Scheme
The Central government launched a production-linked incentive (PLI) for the textile sector with a budgetary outlay of 10,683 crores.
The scheme is for man-made fiber (MMF) apparel, MMF fabrics, and 10 segments/products of technical textiles.
This incentive structure for the textile sector is designed to encourage investment in fresh capacities in MMF apparel, MMF fabrics, and 10 segments or products of technical textiles.
Priority will be given for investment in aspirational districts, tier-three, tier-four towns, and rural areas.
The scheme will benefit States such as Gujarat, U.P., Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Odisha.
Fragile X syndrome
Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is an inherited genetic disease passed down from parents to children that cause intellectual and developmental disabilities.
It’s also known as Martin-Bell syndrome.
FXS is the most common hereditary cause of mental disability in boys.
It affects 1 in 4,000 boys. It’s less common in girls, affecting about 1 in every 8,000.
Boys usually have more severe symptoms than girls.
People with FXS usually experience a range of developmental and learning problems.
The disease is a chronic or lifelong condition. Only some people with FXS are able to live independently.
‘2+2’ Ministerial meeting
India and Australia will hold the inaugural ‘2+2’ Ministerial meeting in India.
The meeting will be part of Australia’s engagements with regional partners as the Ministers will visit Indonesia, India, South Korea, and the United States for Indo-Pacific consultations.
This inaugural 2+2 discussions will be a cornerstone of the Australia-India Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, which is founded on a shared commitment to a secure, stable, and prosperous Indo-Pacific region.
Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence
WHO, Germany open Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence in Berlin.
New hub’s mission is to provide the world with better data, analytics and decisions to detect and respond to health emergencies.